Affordable Housing In Cherokee County
Georgia

Affordable Housing programs support 225 income based apartments in Cherokee County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 2,146 affordable apartments in Cherokee County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Cherokee County, Georgia

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Cherokee County. Go to the Georgia Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Cherokee County.

Hearthside Towne Lake(62+ Senior Community)

1561 Stone Bridge Pkwy
Woodstock, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Canton Mill Lofts

550 Riverstone Pkwy
Canton, Georgia
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Colbert Square

211 Woodpark Pl
Woodstock, Georgia
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cherokee Residential Services

133 Univeter Rd
Canton, Georgia
Rent Assisted
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Hearthstone Landing

100 Hearthstone Landing Dr
Canton, Georgia
Affordable

Alexander Ridge Apartments

102 Alexander Dr
Canton, Georgia
Affordable

Hickory Knoll

Oakside Dr
Canton, Georgia
Affordable

Hickory Knoll Apartments

800 Oakdale Rd
Canton, Georgia
Affordable

River Ridge Apartments at Canton

100 River Ridge Dr
Canton, Georgia
Affordable

Alta Ridge Walk

1 Elena Way
Woodstock, Georgia
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Cherokee County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Cherokee County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Canton, GA Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Canton.
Affordable Housing In Woodstock, GA Affordable Housing programs support 5 apartment communities in Woodstock.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Cherokee County, Georgia

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Georgia Department of Community Affairs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
Go to the Georgia Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Cherokee County.

Cherokee County, Georgia Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Cherokee County, Georgia

Cherokee County features 225 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Cherokee County, Georgia

There are 2,146 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cherokee County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cherokee County, Georgia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cherokee County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Cherokee County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cherokee County, Georgia for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,398 and $1,708.

2023 Cherokee County, Georgia Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Cherokee County, Georgia Fair Market Rent $1,345 $1,375 $1,553 $1,890 $2,308
Cherokee County, Georgia Payment Standard Range $1,211 to $1,480 $1,238 to $1,513 $1,398 to $1,708 $1,701 to $2,079 $2,077 to $2,539

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Cherokee County, GA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 2,371
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 225
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.65%
Average Renter Household Size 2.87
Average Household Size 2.84
Median Household Income $68,926 ±$2,411
Median Rent $1,010 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.08% ± 3.68pp
Total Population 225,944

Population and Household Demographics

Cherokee County is a county in Georgia with a population of 225,944. There are 79,133 households in the county with an average household size of 2.84 persons. 22.65% of households in Cherokee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cherokee County

The median gross income for households in Cherokee County is $68,926 a year, or $5,744 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,010 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cherokee County, a household making less than $3,367 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.08% of households who rent are overburdened in Cherokee County.

Area Median Income In Cherokee County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Cherokee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,400

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Cherokee County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Cherokee County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cherokee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,250 $23,150 $26,050 $28,900 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cherokee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,750 $38,600 $43,400 $48,200 $52,100 $55,950 $59,800 $63,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cherokee County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,000 $61,700 $69,400 $77,100 $83,300 $89,450 $95,650 $101,800